> | March 8, 2021

Pilgrim’s to Build Sanford Agricultural Marketplace with Hometown Strong Funds


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In October, Pilgrim’s announced a $515,000 investment in Sanford, N.C., to support the community’s future through the company’s Hometown Strong program. Pilgrim’s has been working with local leaders to determine where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs. Today, the company announced it is contributing $505,000 to establish a permanent home for the Sanford Agricultural Marketplace. In partnership with the NC Cooperative Extension, the City of Sanford and Downtown Sanford Inc., the Pilgrim’s of Sanford Ag Marketplace will serve as a farmer’s market where Pilgrim’s team members and the community can access affordable, fresh and local foods.